CWI corporate events

CWI organizes several recurring corporate events, such as

CWI in Bedrijf (CWI in Business)

Organized once every other year, CWI in Bedrijf is the event were CWI presents itself to business partners through talks and research demonstrations. CWI in Bedrijf is jointly organized by the Communication department, the Valorization Team and the research groups. The next edition of CWI in Bedrijf is planned for June 2021 (23rd edition).

Enjoy our video about CWI in Bedrijf 2017
Information about CWI in Bedrijf 2019


CWI Soirée and Van Wijngaarden Awards

Since 2006 and every five years, CWI presents the Van Wijngaarden Award to a mathematician and computer scientist of special significance during the festive Soirée. The award is named after Adriaan van Wijngaarden (1916-1987), informatics pioneer and former director of the Mathematisch Centrum, now known as CWI.

On 2 November 2016, the Van Wijngaarden Awards were awarded to mathematician Sara van de Geer and computer scientist Xavier Leroy. Previous awards went to Nancy Lynch and Persi Diaconis (2006), and Éva Tardos and John Butcher (2011). The Van Wijngaarden Awards consists of a bronze sculpture by Hanneke van den Bergh. The next presentation of the Van Wijngaarden Awards will take place on 18 November 2021.

Open Dag

Early October every year, during 'the Weekend for Science', CWI and other institutes at Amsterdam Science Park organize the Open Dag (Open House). We open our doors for everyone who wants to find out more about our institute. Every research group presents itself through demonstrations, games, puzzles or popular talks.

The Open Dag 2020 has been cancelled. We hope to see you again on Saturday 2 October 2021.

CWI Lectures

The annual CWI Lectures revolve around scientific topics from one of the institute's research groups. Every year, a different group is selected to host a Lectures edition. This event welcomes all interested researchers, contacts, and CWI affiliates to join in for lectures, meetings and networking.

3 November 2016 - Lectures in honour of Adriaan van Wijngaarden
23 November 2017 - Lectures on Machine Learning
15 November 2018 - Lectures on Privacy and Security

21 & 22 November 2019 - Lectures on Programming & Cryptology
19 November 2020 - Lectures on Database Research    
18 November 2021 - Lectures on Uncertainty

CWI Soirée and Dijkstra Fellowships

Since 2019 and every five years, CWI celebrates the granting of the Dijkstra Fellowships. These fellowships are introduced by CWI to honor scientists for their groundbreaking work related to CWI’s research themes. The Dijkstra Fellowships are named in honor of the eminent mathematician and computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra, who developed groundbreaking work at CWI, such as his shortest path algorithm.

The first Dijkstra Fellowships were awarded to David Chaum and Guido van Rossum. Both researchers received the fellowship award for their exceptional contribution to mathematics and computer science.

Scientific events

Scientific events for research groups are organized by the group secretaries. Please check our events calendar to find out when the next event is scheduled to take place.

For an overview of our past and upcoming Scientific Meetings, which are open to everyone, please refer to the Scientific Meetings webpage.